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Poster: jbaltsar Date: Feb 18, 2012 4:41am
Forum: texts Subject: Uploading epub & pdf versions of Archive books

Hello everybody,
for my own amusement and reading comfort I have ocr-ed, spell-checked and formatted some books found in the archive (and will go on doing so). Is it OK when I upload these to the archive and are there any points and procedures that I have to keep in mind?

I know that I could join the Distributed Proofreading Team, but I prefer to do these things on my own, as I have my own ideas how I want them to look in the end. I just thought that it would be a shame, with all the time spend preparing the texts, others may probably also enjoy these versions.

Thanks

Judith

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Poster: garthus Date: Feb 18, 2012 6:11am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Uploading epub & pdf versions of Archive books

Judith,

This is what is great about the archive. I did not see the links so I cannot comment, but just try to organize the metadata in the subject field to point to the other archive link so they are related, you can also place your link in the comments link of the appropriate item so others will know that you have created other formats. Every bit of effort adds to the value of the Archive.

Gerry

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Feb 18, 2012 12:00pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Uploading epub & pdf versions of Archive books

Judith,

Just a thought, depending on the book, you could also link to it from Wikipedia, either an external link or footnote. The main reason is links on Wikipedia are valued highly on Google searches, so anyone doing a Google search for the book will find it quickly, since the Wikipedia entry will cause it to rise to the top of the search list. I don't recommend this technique for illegitimate purposes (ie. astroturfing) but for legitimate things it's a good idea, since otherwise you don't have Project Gutenberg (via DP) "marketing" the book.

I did a project for Wikisource years ago. They since changed the rules and now my project is not well cared for there (or even wanted by many). I wish I never had done that project at Wikisource, but hard to move since it's built around Wikisource tools. So understood about the limitations of community projects and instead going it alone.